Alexander Megos

Alexander began climbing at the age of six. At just ten years old he was climbing 300m multi-pitches with his father. In 2006 Alexander began training with the local bavarian team “Landesstützpunkt Franken” and later with “Bundesstützpunkt Sportklettern” in Erlangen-Nürnberg, where he met his coaches Ludwig “Dicki” Korb and Patrick Matros, who still coach him today.

Alexander’s ascent of Estado Critico in Siurana, Spain in 2013, when he was 19, is the world’s first published 9a onsight.

In 2007, at the age of 14, Alexander climbed his first 8a (French scale) and in 2009 his first 8c “Drive by Shooting” and in 2011 his first 9a “San ku Kai”. Today Megos spends most of his time training and travelling to world famous crags where he often climbs the hardest routes or opens new routes.

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Favourite climbs

Here are just a few of my favourite climbs!

Climbs

  • Action Directe, 11 (UIAA Scale), Frankenjura, Germany
  • Super Pod, 5.14d (YDS USA Scale), New River Gorge, USA
  • Supernova, 11+ (UIAA Grade), Frankenjura, Germany
  • Enter The Dragon, 34 (Ewbank Scale), Grampians, Australia
  • 50 words for pump, 5.14c (YDS USA Scale), Red River Gorge, USA

Boulders

  • Lucid Dreaming, V15, Buttermilks, California, USA
  • Wheelchair, ~V16, Grampians, Australia
  • Wheel of Life, V15, Grampians, Australia

Comps and awards

  • 2017: 2nd place: European Bouldering Championships
  • 2017: Alex Megos, Master de Boulder, Chile 2017
  • 2017: CWIF: 1st place
  • 2015: North Face Cup (Japan): 1st place
  • 2015: CWIF (IFSC Promo Competition): 1st place
  • 2014: La Sportiva Legends only: 2nd place
  • 2010: European champion (Youth)
  • 2009: European champion (Youth)
  • 2008: German champion (Youth)

  • Winner Salewa Rock Award 2015
  • Nomination Salewa Rock Award 2014
  • Nomination Salewa Rock Award 2013
  • Golden Piton 2013

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